Notre Dame vs. Stanford: Manti Te'o's parents will be in attendance

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Manti Te'o's parents will be watching him live when Notre Dame plays Stanford this weekend. It's a rare occurrence, given that they live in Hawaii.

On Saturday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be looking to remain undefeated and move to 6-0 on the season with a win over No. 17 Stanford, who is 4-1. Everybody will need a strong performance to overcome David Shaw's tough Cardinal, but one player in particular will have some extra motivation. As JJ Stankevitz of CSN Chicago reports, Manti Te'o will be looking to put on a show in front of his parents, who are in town to watch the game.

The Fighting Irish linebacker is from Hawaii, which is roughly 4,300 miles away from Notre Dame's home games, so getting to play in front of his family is a rare occurrence. Te'o said that it enhances the experience to know that his loved ones are watching him play live. They came to see him in his freshman year, but visits outside of that have been few and far between.

He goes on to say that he can hear his parents in the crowd, even over everyone else. There's also a nod to his potential NFL career and them being able to watch him in NFL stadiums across the country, which would certainly be nice. But for now, Te'o will be energized and eager to show his parents what he can do against the Cardinal, and that could only mean good things for No. 7 Notre Dame.

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